Explore cutting-edge sustainability practices and policy relating to energy, water use, waste, climate change, biodiversity, urban planning and land management, international development, and sustainability education.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
The Master of Sustainable Development takes a holistic approach, providing students with the knowledge and skills that are particularly relevant for a wide range of sustainability careers within local, state or federal government, businesses and NGOs. Students have the opportunity to explore cutting-edge sustainability practices and policy relating to such areas as energy, water use, waste, climate change, biodiversity, urban planning and land management, international development, and sustainability education.
The core module provides a sophisticated understanding of some of the most important dimensions of Sustainable Development practice, including sustainability issues and implementation at the global, regional and local levels; urban and regional sustainability; climate change adaptation, sustainability education and ethics; and sustainability and international development within Asia. Within this core module, students are given an opportunity to build their professional resume by undertaking a career-relevant internship or practical project for academic credit.
Professional electives enable students to acquire professional skills in areas including project management, ethics, and leading and managing non-government organisations.
Policy electives give students an opportunity to develop specialised expertise in areas such as environmental impact assessment, energy policy, and environmental management, policy and law.
Finally, the Masters concludes with a Capstone program that gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and research skills by undertaking a Research Dissertation (that could qualify students seeking admission to a PhD program) or a Research Project.
This course aims to develop the skills, knowledge and professional acumen needed for sustainable development leadership within international and Australian businesses, government agencies, and non-government organisations. Students acquire expertise in innovative sustainability practices, as well as high-level research training and professional development. During the course, each student is given an opportunity to build their professional resume by undertaking a career-relevant internship or practical project for academic credit. The course brings together high-achieving students and industry practitioners from many different parts of the world and harnesses their unique skill-sets through team projects and other forms of interactive learning. Part of the course’s magic come from the networking and ideas exchange that take place when tomorrow’s sustainable development leaders come together in this dynamic environment.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Business and Governance
- Master of Sustainable Development (MSustDev)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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